About the Author

Patrick Campanale


When I’m not working on building custom computers or fixing phones, I love to write about technology. I’m always looking out for the best deal on any tech I can get my hands on, so one day I decided, “Why not write about it?!” You can follow me on Twitter or Instagram @pcamp96, though I’m way more active on Twitter. If you’ve got a tip to an awesome deal, go ahead and drop me a line at patrick@9to5mac.com!

Patrick Campanale's Favorite Gear


Save nearly 50% on this four pack of rechargeable AA’s with charger, now $7.50

Amazon is offering the Duracell Ion Speed Battery Charger plus 4 Rechargeable AA Batteries for $7.49 Prime shipped when you clip the on-page coupon and opt for Subscribe and Save. This is down from its regular rate of around $14 and is a new all-time low that we’ve tracked historically. If you go through batteries often, then it might be time to change things up and add rechargeables to your kit. I recently picked up some rechargeable AA batteries and it’s awesome not having to constantly throw out dead ones to replace them. Rated 4.6/5 stars.

Step up your grilling game with this digital dual-probe thermometer at $18

RegetekDirect (97% positive lifetime feedback) via Amazon is offering its Meat Grilling Thermometer for $17.99 Prime shipped with the code CEKRZPY2 and when you clip the on-page coupon. Down from its $30 going rate, this is a new all-time low that we’ve tracked. While grilling season isn’t quite here yet, it’s never to early to prepare. This thermometer features dual probes and built-in temperature presets with an alarm to let you know when dinner is ready. Plus, the display is backlit, which will allow you to use this in all kinds of lighting situations. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

Aukey’s budget-focused gaming headset offers 7.1-Ch. surround at $21

Aukey Direct via Amazon is offering its 7.1-Channel Surround Sound Gaming Headset for $20.99 Prime shipped with the code YYGQQLSZ at checkout. Down from its $30 going rate, this is one of the best prices that we’ve tracked all-time. If you’re looking for a budget-focused gaming setup upgrade, this is a great one to consider. Aukey’s offering brings virtual 7.1-channel surround sound into the mix, which provides “a thrilling audio experience.” Plus, the oversized 50mm drivers ensure that you’re enjoying a high-end listening experience. Rated 4/5 stars.

Play every Half-Life game on Mac/PC for FREE before Half-Life: Alyx launches

Valve, the parent company of Steam, is currently offering all Half-Life games and expansions FREE to play on both Mac and PC for the next 2-months. This is so that gamers can play the original titles leading up to the release of Half-Life: Alyx in March, which is the first new game in years. Focused around virtual reality, Half-Life: Alyx puts a new spin on an age-old franchise. If you’ve yet to dive into one of Valve’s most popular games, then this is your chance.

Amazon’s #1 best-selling HEPA air purifier is at a new low: $68.50 (Reg. $90)

Amazon is offering the LEVOIT HEPA Air Purifier (LV-H132) for $68.39 shipped. Also at Walmart. Note: Amazon is delayed by a few days at this point, but Walmart is available now. Down from its $90 list price at Home Depot, this is a new all-time low that we’ve tracked and is the best available. Whether your home has a distinct odor to it, or you’re just allergic to dust, then you need an air purifier like this. It features an advanced three-stage filtration system that removes 99.97% of “pet dander, dust, pollen, odor, mold, and more.” This filter also has a night light so you can easily see what’s going on if you wake up when it’s still dark out. Rated 4.3/5 stars and is a #1 best-seller at Amazon.

NZXT is now offering two new products, an RGB and fan controller alongside a new lineup of ATX power supplies. You’ll find the NZXT RGB and fan controller available for $24.99, while the C650, C750, and C850 power supplies will run $109.99, $119.99, and $129.99 respectively. These launches are great for custom PC gamers who are looking to step their next rig up to an all-new level, so keep reading to learn more.

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IOGEAR is a manufacturer of many favorites among computer peripheral users. The company just announced its latest peripherals from its Kaliber Gaming eSport product line, including an ultra-fast optical-mechanical keyboard dubbed the HVER Pro X RGB. It is based on the company’s latest HVER Pro keyboard platform, offering a heavy weighted base, durable brushed aluminum top panel, double-injected keycaps, and a spill-resistant design.

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Nearly every Surface Pro 7 is on sale from $647 with up to $230 in savings

Microsoft is currently offering its Surface Pro 7 at up to $230 off with various models and colors to choose from. Prices start at $647, and this is among the largest discounts we’ve tracked outside of Cyber Monday. You can grab the i5/8GB/128GB model for $699, which sells for $799 at Amazon right now. Offering Intel’s 10th generation processors, this tablet is built to work. Weighing in at just 1.7 pounds, Surface Pro 7 sports both USB-C and USB-A ports, allowing you to work with whatever tools you have at your disposal. Rated 4.3/5 stars. Shop the entire sale here. Learn more in our announcement coverage.

Add some portable lighting to your space with AUKEY’s $17.50 rechargeable lamp

Lucient US (99% positive lifetime feedback, an official AUKEY reseller) is offering the AUKEY Rechargeable RGB LED Table Lamp for $17.87 shipped when you use the code WCBZAAYK and clip the on-page coupon. Down from its $24 going rate, this is one of the best prices that we’ve tracked historically. Offering a battery-powered design, this lamp is a great option for those who want a portable light to bring around with them. It offers RGB coloring, is dimmable, and lasts for around 80 hours before needing to be recharged. Rated 4.6/5 stars.

Apple is now offering certified refurbished iPhone XS/Max models in various capacities from $699 shipped. Originally starting at $999 when released in September of 2018, this is the first time that Apple has offered them officially refurbished. If buying the latest-and-greatest iPhone doesn’t tickle your fancy, then why not grab last year’s model at a discount? The iPhone XS sports a 5.8-inch display while the XS Max offers a 6.7-inch behemoth. Both are Super Retina displays with OLED HDR panels. Plus, you’ll net FaceID, wireless charging capabilities, a waterproof design, dual cameras, and more. Apple refurbished products come with a full one-year warranty and all original accessories.

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Amazon’s #1 best-selling rechargeable lighter is down to just $6 Prime shipped

Red baby AI (99% positive lifetime feedback) via Amazon is offering the TACKLIFE Flexible Neck USB Rechargeable Lighter for $6.03 Prime shipped with the code JLVOK2Q6 at checkout. Down from its $11 going rate, this is among the best pricing that we’ve tracked all-time and is the lowest available. If you’ve ever had to deal with a lighter that has run out of fluid in the past, this is a great way to ensure that never happens again. Just plug it into the wall for a few minutes and away you go. I’ve used a lighter like this for years and have always enjoyed how quickly it lit things and how it never needs to be refilled. Rated 4/5 stars and is a #1 best-seller.

Score six rolls of Scotch heavy-duty shipping tape from $13.50 (Reg. $18+)

Amazon is offering Scotch Brand Heavy Duty Shipping Tape in a 6-pack for as low as $13.60 Prime shipped when you clip the on-page coupon and opt for Subscribe and Save. However, if you’re wanting to opt for something that doesn’t require you to cancel a subscription, then this tape roll will cost you $16.01 Prime shipped when you clip the on-page coupon. Regularly $18 or more, this is one of the best deals that we’ve tracked all-time and is the lowest available. If you ever ship packages (and these days, who doesn’t), then you know how good quality shipping tape can make a huge difference. This 6-pack of tape will ensure that your boxes are sealed well and ready to go. Rated 4.7/5 stars.

Save nearly $70 when you pick up Galaxy Buds + Galaxy Fit for $149

Samsung is offering its Galaxy Fit Wearable plus Galaxy Buds Truly Wireless Earbuds for $149.99 shipped when both are added to cart. Simply navigate to the Galaxy Fit page, add it to your cart, and then add the Galaxy Buds when prompted. The discount will reflect in your final cart. For comparison, Galaxy Buds retail for $129 (though they’re on sale for $100 right now), and the Galaxy Fit adds another $100 in value. This saves you as much as $70 over buying these devices separately, offering a great way to workout while still enjoying your tunes. Rated 4+ stars and you can learn more in our hands-on review of the Buds and Fit.

Enjoy a mug of pour-over coffee with this six-cup brewer for just $6.50

Amazon is offering the Melitta 6-Cup Pour-Over Coffee Brewer for $6.50 Prime shipped when you clip the on-page coupon. Down from its regular going rate of up to $12, this marks a new all-time low that we’ve tracked historically. If you’ve been wanting that Chemex-style pour-over brew, but haven’t been wanting to pay the near-$40 name-brand price, this is a great option. It offers you a 6-cup brewing capacity, pour-over style, and glass carafe. Whether you’re wanting to upgrade your coffee game or just have a spare pour-over for traveling, this is a great investment. Rated 4.6/5 stars.

Up your MMO game with CORSAIR’s Scimitar Pro RGB mouse, now $50 (Reg. $60+)

Amazon is offering the CORSAIR Scimitar Pro RGB MMO Gaming Mouse for $49.99 shipped. Also at Best Buy. Down from its list price of $80, it’s been available for around $60 these days at Amazon and this is a match of its all-time low. Offering 12 side buttons that are individually programmable, this is a great mouse if you play MMO games often. In that style of game, you’ll be using number buttons quite often to switch between tools and such, making this mouse crucial. Whether you’re a Fortnite, Minecraft, or Runescape player, this mouse will up your game like none other. Rated 4.6/5 stars.

Amazon offers buy-two-get-one-free Blu-rays, games, and more

Amazon is currently offering buy-two-get-one-free Blu-rays and more. For instance, you can grab some hit titles like Joker ($25) and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood ($15), while getting Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw ($10 value) for free. Just add three eligible titles to your cart from this landing page and the lowest cost one will be discounted to free at the final stage of checkout. If you’ve been holding out on picking up some new titles, this sale is just the ticket. Just keep in mind that movies aren’t the only way to save here, as you can add video games like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to your cart to take advantage of the promotion. Learn more on this landing page.

January 18

In this week’s Best of 9to5Toys: iPad Pro gets a $199 discount, Verizon offers $250 gift cards when you bring your own phone, latest 16-inch MacBook Pro drops by $400, more…

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expiredSave big on Kindle magazine subscriptions from $1 in Amazon’s Gold Box

Amazon is offering a selection of digital magazine subscriptions from under $1. One of our favorites is Entrepreneur Magazine at $0.99 for the year, which regularly fetches $10 per year for the print version and this is among the best pricing we’ve tracked. This magazine is great for budding entrepreneurs who are looking to make waves in their subsection. You’ll net a 28-day risk-free trial here, allowing you to ensure your subscription before it confirms. Just know that you’ll need to cancel the subscription before the year ends, otherwise it’ll renew at the current price. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

expiredJumpstart your morning with VitaCup tea and coffee blends from $4.50

VitaCup (99% positive lifetime feedback) via Amazon is offering a selection of its tea and coffee blends from $4.50 Prime shipped. Our favorite is the Genius Coffee Pods at $16.99 for a 16-pack. Down from its over $25 going rate, this is one of the best prices that we’ve tracked all-time. Offering MCT, Turmeric and Cinnamon, along with Vitamins B1, B5, B6, B9, B12, and D3, these coffee capsules are ready to help you jumpstart the day. VitaCup’s are compatible with Keurig brewers, including K 2.0 systems, making sure just about anyone can use them. Rated 4.3/5 stars. Shop the entire sale here.

January 17

Breville is a household name when it comes to countertop appliances. From espresso makers to blenders, they have it all. Well, Breville just invented a new beverage category: bluicing. This new category is essentially mixing fresh juice with fresh blends in the same appliance, which used to take two devices to do. The Breville 3X Bluicer Pro is here to save the day but brings with it a lofty cost.

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